Cancer Prevention & Population Health

The goals of the Cancer Prevention and Population Health (CPH) program are to investigate modifiable cancer risk and disparities and develop and implement interventions that reduce the burden of cancer in the University of Virginia Comprehensive Cancer Center (UVACCC) catchment area and beyond.

The CPH program has enjoyed extraordinary and sustained growth, maturing into a robust scientific program. The program now includes 37 members with substantial peer-reviewed, grant-funded research.

CPH Program Goals

To accomplish the overarching goals, the research of the CPH program is organized around two specific aims:

The CPH program is led by:

The CPH Program is represented by a wide variety of research interests and expertise across the Cancer Center and UVA Health.

Learn more about CPH program members and their research interests.

Cancer-Relevant Human-Subjects Research Requirements

UVACCC is charged with monitoring the cancer-relevant human-subjects research activities of all its members. All cancer-relevant human-subjects research (e.g., studies about cancer risk factors, prevention, cancer treatment, survivorship, or studies that include participants currently or previously diagnosed with cancer or their caregivers) requires review from the Protocol Review Committee to ensure that the correct level of scientific review is completed and to initiate a study record in the clinical trials management system, OnCore.

Additionally, as an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, we are obligated to report quarterly to the NCI, via their Clinical Trials Reporting Program (CTRP), on all cancer-relevant human-subjects research activities. Click here to learn more.